Thematic Growth

Managed by Mott Capital Management, LLC

5.2% Last 30 days 5.9% Last 90 days 14.2% Last 365 days 0.75 Sharpe Ratio -14.5% Max Drawdown

Thematic Growth

Managed by Mott Capital Management, LLC

5.2% Last 30 days 5.9% Last 90 days 14.2% Last 365 days 0.75 Sharpe Ratio -14.50 Max Drawdown
Risk score
Strategy Stocks
AUM fee 1.50%
Requirements
• Investment minimum: $20,000
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Mott Capital Management uses a long-term thematic growth approach to investing in equities. We search for investments that both reflect and help to shape generational and demographic shifts. Mott uses a philosophy of buying these companies for a 3- to 5-year time horizon, with the belief that a long-term holding period gives themes and our chosen companies a chance to fully develop. In our view, the long time horizon also serves to mitigate the risk associated with the short-term impact of market volatility.

Research

Mott Capital uses top down analysis. We come up with a theme we would like to focus on and drill down to companies from there. We look at variety of things, from fundamentals, to technical. Most importantly, however, the company needs to have a good growth story. We NEVER use models of any kinds. They are useless in our opinion.

Approach

Typically, the portfolio is constructed with a focus on 4 to 5 themes. Examples of themes vary and can range from the needs of aging populations to the shifting media landscape. With a 3 to 5 year investment outlook, we have the opportunity to develop a deep analytical understanding of each portfolio holding, and in some case build a personal relationship with the company. The overall portfolio is made up of 15 to 19 stocks, each receiving an approximately equal weighting of 5 percent, with an additional target cash balance of 5 percent. We do not use leverage, short positions or options: we strictly hold long positions in equities. In addition to using time to mitigate risk, we lever or de-lever the portfolio by increasing or decreasing the number of shares of each portfolio company to maintain consistency with our target range.

Allocation discipline

The overall portfolio is made up of 15 to 19 stocks, each receiving an approximately equal weighting of 5 percent, with an additional target cash balance of 5 percent. We do not use leverage, short positions or options: we strictly hold long positions in equities. In addition to using time to mitigate risk, we lever or de-lever the portfolio by increasing or decreasing the number of shares of each portfolio company to maintain consistency with our target range. We typically invest in stocks that have market caps greater than $1 billion and are fully transferable. We trade in stock listed on US exchanges only.

Sell discipline

We sell when the story of our investment has changed or determine that growth in a specific theme or company has matured.

Exceptions

None
  • All performance information on this page is based on the performance of the Portfolio Manager’s account. Client performance may differ. This information was calculated on November 11, 2019.

    Daily returns
    Performance
    S&P 500 ETF
    Manager (net of fees)
    Last 30 days 5.2% 4.1%
    Last 90 days 5.9% 5.9%
    Last 365 Days 14.2% 13.2%
    Since inception (Annualized) 5.3% 11.3%
    2019 (YTD) 25.6% 25.1%
    2018 -7.9% -4.6%
    2017 18.4% 21.7%
    2016 -1.4% 12.0%
    2015 2.6% 1.2%
    Risk metrics (last 365 days)
    S&P 500 ETF
    Manager (net of fees)
    Volatility 17.0% 15.6%
    Sharpe Ratio 0.75 0.75
    Sortino Ratio 0.99 0.95
    Maximum Drawdown -14.5% -15.6%
    Value-at-risk (95%, 1 week) -3.9% -3.6%
    Additional metrics (last 365 days)
    vs. S&P 500 ETF
    Information Ratio 0.2%
    Alpha 0.87
    Beta 1.02
    R-Squared 0.9%
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About Mott Capital Management, LLC

Mott Capital Management uses a long-term thematic growth approach to investing in equities. We search for investments that both reflect and help to shape generational and demographic shifts. Mott uses a philosophy of buying these companies for a 3- to 5-year time horizon, with the belief that a long-term holding period gives themes and our chosen companies a chance to fully develop. In our view, the long time horizon also serves to mitigate the risk associated with the short-term impact of market volatility.

Important Information

  1. Past performance is no guarantee of future results, and all investments, including those in this portfolio, involve the risk of loss, including loss of principal and a reduction in earnings.
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  14. This portfolio was launched on Interactive Advisors on July 14, 2015. Returns information prior to the launch date consists of hypothetical back-tested data not based on actual trading of real client funds. These hypothetical results reflect the deduction of (i.e., are net of) Interactive Advisors' advisory fee, Interactive Brokers LLC brokerage or other commissions and other expenses that a client will have to pay if he invests in this portfolio after July 14, 2015. Hypothetical back-tested results are not an indicator of the future returns a client will realize by investing in this portfolio and no Interactive Advisors client actually attained these hypothetical results. For a more detailed discussion of an explanation of the hypothetical nature of this return information and a discussion of the calculation methodology used, review these disclosures.
  15. The actual performance of the manager account displayed on this page is based on the performance of an Interactive Advisors proprietary account invested using this strategy and is calculated by Interactive Advisors on a daily time-weighted basis, including cash, dividends and earnings distributions. The actual performance for this portfolio is presented “net of fees” and reflects the deduction of the Interactive Advisors advisory fee, Interactive Brokers LLC brokerage and other commissions and expenses that a client has to pay if he invests in this portfolio after the launch date.
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